Family Business

“I’m Glad I Sold it to Her”

Nov 17, 2020 By (Bio) No Comments

A few years ago, I stood beside a friend as he sold his car. It wasn’t just any car – it was a vehicle that he had since he was 16 years old and cared about deeply. He had put a lot of time, money, and effort into seeing that it ran just the way he wanted […]

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When Transition Chooses You

Is there ever a time in life that we are not going through some kind of transition? Sometimes transitions come with great anticipation, such as a wedding, the birth of a child or the anticipation of moving to a new community or home. Other times transitions are thrust upon us unwillingly, the death of a […]

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Somebody Knows

I recently had the privilege of facilitating a conference for family business owners from the United States and Canada.  Most of the attendees desired to transition the leadership and ownership of their business to next generation family members.  Yet most of them acknowledged that they are “stuck” – even paralyzed – in developing and implementing […]

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A New Chapter

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”  – Ecclesiastes 3:1 More than 15 years ago I met Roger North for breakfast. I knew Roger from his board appointment with Family Service where I had spent over 20 years of my work life. Since I was looking for […]

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